As much as possible, we all want to avoid accidents that can damage our cars. It means we have to spend money on repairs or purchase new spare parts. And it is not only the money that is used up, we can also lose some of our time and effort in making things redone.
Wheels and rims are parts of our car that are prone to damage. We always experience flat tires because of our not being cautious when driving. Sometimes, these accidents are beyond our control, but more often than not, we can avoid such damages. Just like the wheels, rims are also exposed to rim damage and curb rash. Although you can bring it to some reliable car repair shops or do it yourself if you have advanced automotive skills and proper devices, the damage on the rim can be worse than you think, so you need to purchase a spare part.
To help you save on money and inconvenience, here are some tips that you can employ so the rims of your car can last for as long as you want.
Try to Avoid Parallel Parking
If you find it difficult to maneuver a parallel parking area, you should not force it, and if you do not have other choices where to park your car, you can choose the end part away from the curb where there is usually wider space to maneuver. Practice this skill because parallel parking is the most common method of parking in urban areas. You cannot always have the end part away from the curb as you wish. Never stop practicing until you master how to park correctly and confidently.
Install Rim Protectors
Rim protectors are rubber fittings that are placed in the area between the rim and the wheel. Their primary essence is to absorb any impact from the wheel before it reaches the rim. Rim protectors are proven to be effective in lessening the stress rims can be exposed to.
A superficial rim protector can also apply to the shiny coating that is placed on the surface of rims. They only facilitate the cleaning of the rim from dust and mud.
Drive More Cautiously During Winter
The hardened snow on roads can be as damaging as curbs to your car’s wheel and rims. It pays to drive carefully during the winter, so your rim will not also get in contact with salt water that is used to melt the ice along roads. If it happens, the rim of your tire can rust.
Don’t’ Let Someone Drive Your Car.
One of the best ways to prevent any damage to your car is not to allow anybody to drive your vehicle unless you are very sure of his driving. Some drivers may not be very cautious because they are not driving their cars. You can let someone drive your vehicle if he is as careful as you.